1. Contact Information
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Course Description and Credit Hours
  4. Required Texts
  5. Course Objectives
  6. Student Learning Outcomes
  7. Other Course Materials
  8. Outline Of Topics
  9. Exams and Assignments
  10. Grading Policy
  11. Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework
  12. Attendance Policy
  13. Notification of Changes
  14. Custom Sections
  15. Statements on Academic Misconduct
  16. Statement On Disability Accommodations
  17. Severe Weather Protocol
  18. Pregnant Student Accommodations
  19. Religious Observances
  20. UAct Statement

General Physics W/Calc I

PH 105-005Fall 2022 | 4 Credit Hours

Lecture

Dr. Rainer Schad Mr. Taoli Liu Ms. Ramneet Kaur Mr. Shakeel Ahmad

Contact Information

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Prerequisites

UA Course Catalog Prerequisites:

MATH 125 or MATH 145

Course Description

Course Description and Credit Hours

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This is an introductory calculus-based course in mechanicsfor students in science and engineering.

MEETINGS: see schedule:

https://pages.physics.ua.edu/faculty/schad/teaching/schedule105.xlsx

The room will be packed, thus no carry-on luggage allowed, just one personal item. Laptops might be used for academic purposes during class. Cell phones are used as clickers.

During exams the use of electronic devices is prohibited and violations constitute academic misconduct.

The submitted exam work must clearly show the steps taken to arrive at the solutions as a prerequisite for the exam to be considered for grading.

Required Texts

Required Texts from UA Supply Store:
  • CODE / (eBook) Cengage Unlimited, 1st Edition, 1 term (4 months) (Required)
  • TURNING TECHNOLOGIES / NEW CLICKER BUNDLE (Required)

We are using the PART-1 (Mechanics) of:

you will get access to an online book with the homework system [Webassign by Cengage = info under "Other Course Materials"]

I strongly recommend to get a real book, too. This is not about me having gray hair while you don't, this is ease of finding something, quickly turning pages.

To save money, look for older editions [I got the 6th], like:


We will be using any calculator on exams:



Course Objectives



    • Anticipated Learning Outcomes for this Course

    • General Learning Outcomes:

      1. Recognize and identify key concepts in physics that will provide a
        broad perspective on phenomena observed in our surroundings. [knowledge,
        evaluation, analysis]

      2. Understand the scientific method and critically evaluate scientific
        information. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation]

      3. Recognize the role of physics in the other natural sciences,
        engineering, and technology and on the human condition. [knowledge,
        comprehension, evaluation]

      4. Develop skills in working together in team activities. [receiving, responding, organizing]

  • Course-specific Learning outcomes:

    1. Conceptual understanding:

      • Answer conceptual questions which require a solid understanding of
        kinematics and Newton's laws of motion. [knowledge, comprehension,
        evaluation]

      • Apply the concepts of kinematics to relevant problems. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

      • Apply the concepts of Newton's laws of motion to relevant problems.
        [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

      • Apply the concepts of conservation of momentum and energy to
        relevant problems. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation,
        application]

    2. Application of basic laws of physics: Apply the
      laws of physics to formulate a solution to a problem using elementary
      differential and integral calculus. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension,
      evaluation, application]

    3. Analysis of mechanical systems: Analyze objects subject to forces and predict their behavior. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

    4. Knowledge of thermodynamics: Solve problems which
      require knowledge of temperature and heat transfer. [analysis,
      knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

    5. Laboratory skills: Be able to make basic mechanical
      measurements, analyze and interpret data, and identify and evaluate
      potential sources of error. [knowledge, comprehension, application,
      analysis, synthesis, evaluation]




Student Learning Outcomes

    • Anticipated Learning Outcomes for this Course

    • General Learning Outcomes:

      1. Recognize and identify key concepts in physics that will provide a
        broad perspective on phenomena observed in our surroundings. [knowledge,
        evaluation, analysis]

      2. Understand the scientific method and critically evaluate scientific
        information. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation]

      3. Recognize the role of physics in the other natural sciences,
        engineering, and technology and on the human condition. [knowledge,
        comprehension, evaluation]

      4. Develop skills in working together in team activities. [receiving, responding, organizing]

  • Course-specific Learning outcomes:

    1. Conceptual understanding:

      • Answer conceptual questions which require a solid understanding of
        kinematics and Newton's laws of motion. [knowledge, comprehension,
        evaluation]

      • Apply the concepts of kinematics to relevant problems. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

      • Apply the concepts of Newton's laws of motion to relevant problems.
        [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

      • Apply the concepts of conservation of momentum and energy to
        relevant problems. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation,
        application]

    2. Application of basic laws of physics: Apply the
      laws of physics to formulate a solution to a problem using elementary
      differential and integral calculus. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension,
      evaluation, application]

    3. Analysis of mechanical systems: Analyze objects subject to forces and predict their behavior. [analysis, knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

    4. Knowledge of thermodynamics: Solve problems which
      require knowledge of temperature and heat transfer. [analysis,
      knowledge, comprehension, evaluation, application]

    5. Laboratory skills: Be able to make basic mechanical
      measurements, analyze and interpret data, and identify and evaluate
      potential sources of error. [knowledge, comprehension, application,
      analysis, synthesis, evaluation]




Other Course Materials

CLICKERS: [Sometimes conveniently being referred to as Remote-In-Class-Student-Response-and-Testing-Systems]. We use the Turning-Technologies clickers – they are available for ½ fortune at the University Supply Store.

TurningPoint Mobile will be used.

Instructions about how to obtain everything for clicking is in FAQs on BBoard

Please note, clickers are strictly for personal use; 'Convenience clicking' for an absent student constitutes academic misconduct.

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Homework: solutions and answers to the reading assignments must be submitted online using a web-based program called WebAssign.

Webassign, access from BBoard

When missing a homework deadline, you can give yourself an extension on Webassign for a short period after the deadline. Comes with a 0% penalty.

Outline of Topics

Exams and Assignments

There will be exams etc -> see grading policy

Grading Policy

GRADING: See breakdown of total grade components and the respective weight listed below. 

Generally letter grades are evenly spaced, for example: B+ ranges from 86.67% to 89.99%.

Labs - TAs will occasionally test groups for their knowledge of the lab procedure and understanding of the underlying physics. Demonstration of a sufficient level of competence in both is required for full consideration of the lab report. Otherwise a grade of 10% will be given for attendance.


Quiz -

25%

25%

Clicker Questions (only correct answers count)

15%

Homework Problems

25%

Final

10%

 

Extra Credit and other "helping" factors:

LAB:    The 2 lowest grades will be dropped.

QUIZ:  The 2 lowest grades will be dropped

Clickers: Your clicker score will be multiplied by a factor 1.1 [10% bonus] to account for all missed days etc.

Homework: A bonus homework set at the end which will earn extra credit allowing up to 105% homework score.

Policy on Missed Exams and Coursework

No makeup of in-class work or exams will be given. If you have a legitimate reason for missing a major exam, then you must inform me as soon as possible. If the reason is acceptable, then the final exam will count proportionately more.

Attendance Policy

Although attendance is not strictly required or monitored, regular in-class activities [labs, quizzes, clickers] will count towards the grade at a rate rendering it rather impossible to earn a decent grade without it. The University of Alabama is committed to an ethical, inclusive community defined by respect and civility. The UAct website (www.ua.edu/uact) provides a list of reporting channels that can be used to report incidences of illegal discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, retaliation, threat assessment or fraud.

Notification of Changes

The instructor will make every effort to follow the guidelines of this syllabus as listed; however, the instructor reserves the right to amend this document as the need arises. In such instances, the instructor will notify students in class and/or via email and will endeavor to provide reasonable time for students to adjust to any changes.

Statement on Academic Misconduct

Students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the official Academic Misconduct Policy provided in the Online Catalog.

Statement On Disability Accommodations

Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) as detailed in the Online Catalog.

Severe Weather Protocol

Please see the latest Severe Weather Guidelines in the Online Catalog.

Pregnant Student Accommodations

Title IX protects against discrimination related to pregnancy or parental status. If you are pregnant and will need accommodations for this class, please review the University’s FAQs on the UAct website.

Religious Observances

Under the Guidelines for Religious Holiday Observances, students should notify the instructor in writing or via email during the first two weeks of the semester of their intention to be absent from class for religious observance. The instructor will work to provide reasonable opportunity to complete academic responsibilities as long as that does not interfere with the academic integrity of the course. See full guidelines at Religious Holiday Observances Guidelines.

UAct Statement

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